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War and Peace in the Works of Stephen Gill
N.D.R. ChandraArbind Kumar Choudhary
This anthology entitled 'War and Peace in the Works of Stephen Gill' is, in fact, a treasure-trove that brings to light the capital idea of Stephen Gill for the poets in general and the poetry lovers in particular. Gill is really an incarnatory angel of ..more


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English Language Teaching and Pedagogy
T.S. Chandra Mouli
The experience of teaching/learning English in India, a veritable crucible of several sub-cultures, manifests in a way the global situation. Here, English is no longer treated as a foreign language. It has long back ceased to be the lingua franca. In fact ..more


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Dalits and Social Marginalisation
J. Bheemaiah
This book is suffused with intellectual contributions made by scholars and university teachers on varied themes relating to socio- economic, political, cultural and linguistic issues facing the marginalized groups including dalits, women, tribals and other underprivileged sections of Indian society. It theorizes how the majority people have been oppressed, marginalized and even othered by the dominant upper caste few for centuries; it also examines how the underprivileged have been systematically deprived of their equal rights to the legitimate enjoyment of natural resources available in India. The volume focuses on the holistic issues of caste rigidity/discrimination, religious prejudice and the vertical structure of the existing society highly inflated with institutionalized unequal human relations camouflaged as an ideal Hindu society within the Indian Nation. The book opens an interesting debate on the minority rights and multiculturalism. Drawing on the dalit space in media which has been used to the extent for the political interest of the hegemonic class, one of the papers castigates the biased nature of the upper castes towards the dalit cause. The politics of media and the way it is reflecting on the oppressed and also other important social dimensions have been thrashed out at length in the book. ..more


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The Speaking Forest - A Novel
S. Pareek
‘The Speaking Forest’, name itself reveals that the book contains a forest world where animals and the trees of that forest are having the communication aptitude. This is a pure fiction story which incepts with two journalists trapped in a very strange and awkward forest. They were enclosed with hundreds of surprises and adventure of life and death. Many hidden secrets and mysteries of that forest are disclosed one by one. Along with such adventures and tragedies of those two journalists the story moves on and ends with the message of saving our auspicious forests and endangered species. ..more


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Unconscious Cast(e) and Dalit Writings
V. SehgalS. Sehgal
Dalit writers say the emergence of low-caste literature has taken place alongside a broader growth of consciousness and activism, particularly in urban India. While in rural India, caste remains all-pervading, in cities many of the signs and signals that identify a person’s caste have vanished. In cities, too, Dalits are better organised to stand up for their rights. Dalit literature represents a powerful, emerging trend in the Indian literary scene. Given its overarching preoccupations with the location of Dalits in the caste-based Hindu society, and their struggles for dignity, justice and equality, this literature is by nature oppositional. With the growing translation of works by Dalit writers from various regional languages into English, Dalit literature is poised to acquire a national and an international presence as well as to pose a major challenge to the established notions of what constitutes literature and how we read it. Sehgals’s Unconscious Cast[e] and Dalit Writings is a provocative and thoughtful account of the debates among Dalit writers on how Dalit literature should be read. In this book, authors explore several crucial questions: What is Dalit literature? What are its concerns and features? What aesthetic considerations should be taken into account in interpreting Dalit writing? Is it appropriate to apply to Dalit literature the criteria used in assessing the work of non-Dalit writers generally and high-caste Hindu writers in particular? Who is a Dalit, anyway? ..more


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English Communication Skills
M. Sinha
This book expresses various dynamics of English communication. Following a reader friendly approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of basics of grammar, phonetics, paragraph, essay writing, letter writing, lesson on vocabulary, writing concepts in general and principles of communication relevant to students and highlights its formats and modalities in current use. All relevant dimensions of English communication from learner’s perspective find lucid coverage here. Topics of this book as prescribed for the students of Engineering, Business Management and other professional courses of various universities. This book will be useful to the students of B.Tech, BBA, BCA, B.Com, MBA and MCA. Various guidelines, hints and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for English communication. Besides, the text provides a valuable guidance to any individual who is keen or wants to improve his/her English communication skills. I have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students’ developing and understanding of the way we communicate. This book has been written in a simple language and easy to understand style. Thus, the entire book is intended to give a comprehensive yet quick grasp of English communication skills. ..more


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Interview Skills
S.K. Srivastava
The aim of this book is to give and explain the salient interview winning tips (i.e. finer tips/ tricks, cautions, precautions, preparations and guidelines) to enable the reader to attempt for excellence in their career in general and interview in particular. To develop the skills to answer the common/general interview questions, adequate sample questions (mostly with answers) of all categories/types have been selected. 87 most common behavioural, traditional, case related and competency based interview questions have been given and explained The Weird and Wacky Interview Questions (which are, very often, used as modern ways of checking the inherent capability on-spot decision making ability) are vividly explained with respect to their need and ways to tackle them. In addition to IQ and GK interview questions, quiz, puzzle and riddle type interview questions (which are also the current craze to test the interviewees) are also vividly dealt in the book. To develop the skills to answer the career/job specific interview questions, 26 relatively more common career/job positions are selected in this book, with sample answers and preparation tips for few needed ones. The range of these 26 careers is such that with the help of these questions, an interviewee can answer the questions for other careers/job positions also. ..more


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Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction
V. Bite
The book introduces the contemporary debates comprising the vast aspects of Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction. Though Shashi Deshpande always lebelled as feminist writer scholars have brilliantly argued to prove the merit of her fictional world. Her works explored with focus on postcolonial theory, modern criticism, feminish, human relations, quest for identity and variety of other themes. Shashi Deshpande is the critically acclaimed writer of nine novels, a number of short stories, children’s books and essays. Trained as a journalist, Deshpande’s work focuses on the reality and truth of the lives of Indian women. She received the Padma Sri award in 2009. Shashi Deshpande is of the view that in calling her novels feminist, one straitjackets the works; imprisons them with the label. She feels that while she is feminist, her novels are novels. She hasn’t written the novels as a debating voice, to develop a thesis in a debate. She feels her novels are open examinations of the experiences of people in specific setting. Shashi’s writings are complex but seamlessly woven narratives which explore the lives of people, especially women. Unconsciously her writing is informed by feminism, which she finds a source of strength, though unfortunately this sometimes results in her work being slotted into this one category. The present anthology consists 22 well researched articles throwing flood light on variety of aspects. The present book will prove an ideal reference book to students, researchers and teachers of Indian Writing in English in general and Shashi Deshpande in particular. ..more


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World Great Poets, in 2 Vols.
V. SehgalS. Sehgal
The set contains the two major editions of Romantic and Victorian poets of late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century that also represents the culmination of their life’s work. This collection also contains additional poems written by “the Good Great Poets”. This two volume set is very resonant and elegant in its scope and objective not only in English literature but also among other literatures around the globe. The rapid growth of this literature is amazingly wonderful. Some literary legends and all-time great writers like William Wordsworth, John Keats, Matthew Arnold, P.B. Shelley, Lord Byron etc. are prettiest feathers in the cap of eighteenth and nineteenth century. This progress has been a saga of a colourful procession in the field of poetry and social life. In this critical analysis we have tried to explore and detect their works in detail and minute form. It is hoped that the books will be of great help to the students, researchers and teachers of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Romantic and Victorian Poets. ..more


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Soft Skills for Professional Excellence
M. Sinha
This book throws light on different components of soft skills. It gives comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and principles of soft skills relevant to the students and professionals who wish to bring improvement in their professional lives. All relevant dimensions of soft skills ranging from Introduction to Soft Skills, Managing Stress, Power of Positive Thinking, Leading a Team through Leadership, Motivation, Communication Skills within Organization, Time Management, Negotiation Skills, Meeting Skills, Decision Making Skills, Presentation Skills, Body Language, Group Discussion, Skills to Organizational Conflicts, Project Management, Nature of Human Behaviour, Personality, Emotional Intelligence & Communication are duly covered. Various guidelines, hints and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for effective learning. We have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students and professionals in developing and understanding the concept of soft skills. Our goal is to produce the most complete and usable book in the market. This book has been written in a simple language and easy to understand style. ..more


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How to Write Thesis and Research Papers
M. Sinha
This book expresses various dynamics of writing thesis, research papers, reviews and articles. Following a reader friendly approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and principles of writing thesis and research papers relevant to the students and professionals who wish to pursue research works. All relevant dimensions of writing thesis and research papers from learner’s perspective find lucid coverage here. Topics of this book ranging from Effective Writing Skills, Introduction to Research, Research Process, Writing your Thesis/Dissertation, Hypotheses, Sampling, Formatting & Referencing, Abstracting , Book Review & Article Writing to samples of research papers, articles and book reviews are duly covered. The book is immensely useful for all those who wish to write thesis and research papers. Various guidelines, hints, pictures and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for learning the art of writing research papers. We have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students and professionals in developing and understanding the ways in which a thesis or research paper is written. Our goal is to produce the most complete and usable book in the market. This volume has been written in a simple language and easy to understand style. Thus, the entire is intended to give a comprehensive yet quick grasp of the theme undertaken. ..more


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Spoken and Communication Skills
M. Sinha
This book expresses various dynamics of spoken communication. Following a reader friendly approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and principles of spoken communication relevant to the students and professionals who wish to improve their communication skills. All relevant dimensions of spoken communication from learner’s perspective find lucid coverage here. Topics of this book ranging from basics of communication, oral communication skills, effective listening, communicative English to body language, paralanguage, phonetics, interview skills, group discussion, presentation skills and theme based vocabulary are duly covered. The book is immensely useful for all those who wish to improve their oral communication skills. Various guidelines, hints, pictures and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for learning spoken English. We have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students and professionals in developing and understanding the ways in which we communicate. Our goal is to produce the most complete and usable book in the market. Thus, the entire is intended to give a comprehensive yet quick grasp of spoken communication skills. ..more


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Career Interviews
S.K. Srivastava
The aim of this book is to explain and imbibe in the mind of the reader the various aspects of interviews so that the reader may attempt for excellence in their career in general and interview in particular. The book covers the total gambit and details of all interviews (cloud of interviews). Segment one of the book, consisting of chapter 1 deals, with, briefly, the total career counseling and planning to explain and show the position and importance of interview in total career planning. Segment two, consisting of chapters 2 and 3, classifies all the interviews as ‘interview categories’, ‘interview styles’ and ‘interview types’ and explains their relative importance, uses and preparation tips. Segment three, consisting of chapters 4 and 5, illustrates various techniques, preparations, processes, stages and components of interviews, to be followed before the interview, during the interview and after the interview and by both, the interviewee (candidate) and interviewer (employer) so that the net outcome is win-win situation for both (employer and candidate), i.e. the candidate gets a satisfying career/job and employer gets a suitable employee. The book focuses adequately on the body language and non-verbal communications, which are, often, more important than verbal communications during the interview. It also summarizes most of the points discussed in the form of “Dos” and “Don’ts”. ..more


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Communicative Language Teaching
A. Madhavi Latha
The book, “Communicative Language Teaching: New Trends” is about new method sin teaching English to the non native speakers of English. In the present scenario there is a dire need towards development of Communicative Skills. It is one of the important Skills among the Global Skills. Soft Skills can be developed only with the acquisition of good communicative Skills. To manage Teaching-Learning process the role of the teacher is shifted to facilitator, mentor and monitor by involving the students in Task Based activities to teach Communicative Language. The shift of Teacher centered classroom to Learned Centered classroom in involving even the passive learner in learning the Target language. With pair work and group work activities, peer learning, cooperative learning and collaborative are encouraged. This book consists of modules on Principles of Language Teaching and Theories, The Role of a Teacher in Managing Teaching Learning Process, Teaching Listening Skills, Speaking Skills, Reading Skills and Writing Skills with Task based Activities and Grammar Games. These modules can be used in Teaching the Target Language in Large Heterogeneous classes. Teaching English Language to the non native speakers of English by managing large classrooms has become a challenge to the English teacher. With the increasing use of information technology in teaching and learning the traditional technique has been replaced by ICT based teaching. It is fervently hoped that the theory and practice provided in this book finds favour with the teachers of English language. ..more


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English Language Teaching: Perspectives from the Periphery
A. Mahanand
There used to be a feeling about English language Teaching in India a decade and half back that it was uncritically anglicized. Literature teachers from other universities particularly those who were fascinated by postcolonial and postmodernism felt that every one in the discipline thought the same way and was highly anglicized. However, things have already been started changing and the time I joined as teacher. Perhaps, these changes might have made me look ELT from a different perspective. Though I learned the rudiments of ELT theories and basics sincerely, I was not taken away by the ideological sway of Anglo-centric, market oriented approach but wanted to base English Language Teaching in our indigenous local contexts realizing that it has an empowering aspect and be a liberating force for the underprivileged. Hence I learned and taught things that suited my interests and (stated)ideology. I went deeper into the areas of English in Multilingual Contexts, English in Academic Contexts and Language through Literature. I researched, guided research projects and published articles in different journals on these subjects. The essays present in the book are my reflections on the three areas of ELT I feel that they are different and distinct. They are not intended to contest the established ideology but show certain possibilities that were not given serious thoughts in Indian contexts earlier. I hope that they will act as catalysts and show ways and dimensions for future research. ..more


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Studies in Multicultural Literature
T.S. Chandra Mouli
Multicultural writing’ is no longer viewed as a left handed compliment. It is not restricted to a minority group or set of people or a specific region. More and more support has made it a formidable force to reckon with, as it slowly moved from the margins to the centre. It has gained in stature and a rare splendour extends new dimension and meaning. It is seen as a great integrating component of literary studies. Multicultural literature equips people to realise that there is a rightful place for every one and it is imperative to adjust one’s perspective to co-exist peacefully with all. It is strongly felt that it also enables the subaltern groups to shed their ‘inferiority’ tendencies, empowering disadvantaged sections. While offering the pleasure of reading, multicultural literature enlightens the elite to deprecate racist approaches, develop anti-racism and shed ethnic discrimination in their day-to-day transactions, fostering fraternity among diverse groups of people across the continents. Margaret Walker, Rita Dove, Wole Soyinka,Richard Wright, Alice Walker, V.S.Naipaul, Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton Mistry among others have enriched multicultural literature with their creative work. This book carries twenty two research papers and an interesting interview with a muldimensional writer. It is fervently hoped that this book gets patronage of all discerning lovers of literature. ..more


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Tagores Gitanjali
M. Sinha
Rabindranath Tagore was a multitalented personality. He was a Bengali poet, a Brahmo Samaj philosopher, a visual artist, a playwright, a novelist, a painter and a composer, all combined into one. Rabindrnath Tagore started composing art works at a very tender age. He was also a cultural reformer who modified Bengali art by rebuffing the strictures that bound in into classical Indian forms. The publication of the English version of Gitanjali brought laurels in the life of R.N. Tagore. Gitanjali was first published in Nov, 1912. The best literary giants of England like Yeats and Bradley appreciated the sincere effort of Tagore to the utmost. In November 1913, he was awarded the noble prize by Swedish academy and this gave him a place among the greatest men of letters n the modern world. He won universal recognition through the monumental literary achievement Gitanjali. Gitanjali brought to him universal recognition. The offerings of Gitanjali are dedicated to poet’s closet personal connection with the Eternal, as a lover and beloved, wife and husband, servant and master, friend and friend, as if the poet were trying to approach reality in a personal way through personal relationship. The book is a tribute by author to Gurudev R.N. Tagore. It consists of seven chapters including Biography of Gurudev R.N. Tagore, Life Chronology of Rabindranath Tagore, Tagore as an Educationist, Introduction of Gitanjali by W.B. Yeats, Poetic Gems of Gitanjali, Summary of Gitanjali with Review of Gitanjali. The book is written in straight forward language with lucid style. The book will give the readers a comprehensive coverage of different aspects of Tagore’s life and his Gitanjali. ..more


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Jayanta Mahapatra
J. Sarangi
The book is an attempt to critically analyse and evaluate the diverse domains of Jayanta Mahapatra’s works. A man becomes a saint by conquering the senses. Jayanta Mahapatra attains sainthood in writing sublime lines. There is an aesthetic dialectic between the beautiful and the painful, between joy of living and the sad threats in daily mundane matters. Losing one’s identity metaphorically, is much like death. Land and sociological identity play a important role in a committed writer’s mind. Alienation plays a vital role in the literary scenario with the conflict between self and the world consciousness in the works of Jayanta Mahapatra.This edited volume records some of the unearthed terrains of Mahapatra’s creative corpus. ..more


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Post Colonial Indian English Literature
R. Sharma
This anthology contains scholarly papers contributed by several scholars and teachers of English. This anthology covers Indian English poetry, novels and drama. The writers discussed in this anthology are—Taslima Nasrin, Biplab Majumdar, Shobha De, Praveen Gadhvi, Vijay Tendulkar, Mahesh Dattani, Keki N Daruwalla, Manju Kapur, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Shyam Selvaduraps. Indian English literature is progessing very well specialy in the field of fiction and Indian novelists are claiming world wide recognition and fame. This book will certainly help in assessing the growth of Indian English literature in the present century. It will prove to be a great asset to research scholars, teachers and avid readers of literature. ..more


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Perspectives on Indian Booker Prize Winners : Readings and Reflections
Ashok K. Saini
Perspectives on Indian Booker Prize Winners: Readings & Reflections is an anthology discussing the various issues concerning recent and emergent Indian Booker Prize winner in English. The book is one of the finest studies on Midnight’s Children, The Loss and The White Tiger of Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Aravind Adiga respectively. This book virtually contemplates on the Indian Bookers Prize winner in English. It has significant research analysis drawn from teachers and researchers spread out both in and outside India. The book, it is expected, will indeed find a warm welcome in the hands of the connoisseur of the Indian Booker Prize winning writers. ..more


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Literary Criticism in Indian English Literature
M. F. Patel
The anthology ‘Literary Criticism in Indian English Literature’ contains articles on significant works of distinguished authors with scholarly and meaningful appreciation of six novels, three with regional outlook -reflecting on all India character, two insightful studies of Anita Desai and one with a different approach to sufferings in rural surroundings, articles on short stories take up subjects which have not yet been touched so brilliantly as yet and then there are learned studies with genuinely new approach to the plays of Dattani and Girish Karnad. An interview with Sarangi adds beauty to the anthology. Originality in approach to the appraisal of authors’ thought is its virtue. The Indian Writers analysed in this anthology are: Raja Rao, V.S. Naipaul, Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad, Anita Desai, Mulk Raj Anand, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Kamala Markandaya. On the whole the anthology covers a fairy comprehensive ground. It is hoped that the anthology will be of great help to the students, researchers and teachers of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Indian English literature. ..more


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Inspirational Thoughts for Entrepreneurs
R. KaushikU. KaushikS. Arora
The world economy has opened the gates for the people of different countries to come forward to start, expand or diversify their economic activities in the form of goods or service industries. A large number of young people are coming up in the business world as entrepreneurs. In this book, a number of quotations/thoughts of the people from different fields like education, business, industries, film, sports, literature and culture are compiled. This book will prove its worth among the new, young and future entrepreneurs by motivating them and providing them the right direction in becoming successful entrepreneurs. ..more


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Indian Writing in English : Critical Perspectives
V. BiteA. M. Nawale
Indian Writing in English: Critical Perspectives consists of essays by distinguished Indian academicics on variety of topics covering Indian Writing in English, which is a rather recent phenomenon reaching the global status. The book introduces the contemporary debates comprising the vast aspects of the canon. IWE has become a powerful literature and holds a place of its own in world literature and appears perfectly as indigenous literature. As a result of multiculturalism literatures are the manifestations of hybrid cultures, the globalization has beeb affecting the literary scene for the centuries. The present anthology edited by Dr. Vishwanath Bite and Dr. Arvind Nawale consists twenty well researched articles throwing flood of light on variety of aspects. Indian Writing in English is the body of work of writers in India who write in the English language and whose mother tongue is usually one of the numerous languages of India. It is also associated with the works of members of the Indian diaspora, especially people like Salman Rushdie who were born in India. As a category, this production comes under the broader realm of postcolonial literature- the production from previously colonised countries such as India. The present book explores works of eminent authors like Anurag Mathur’s Inscrutable Americans, Arun Joshi’s The Strange Case of Billy Biswas, Gita Mehta’s Raj, Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq and Hayavadana, Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence, Arundhati Roy’s Resistant of Bare Life, Baby Bush go Back, Anita Desai’s Journey to Ithaca, Paulo Coelo’s The Alchemist, Prakash Deshpande’s Bardana, Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan, Lakshmi Bai and Durga Khote’s Autobiographies, Mulk Raj Anand’s The Old Woman and The Cow, Gita Hariharan’s When Dreams Travel, Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session, Mahashweta Devi’s Standayini Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger, through different perspectives. The present volume will prove an ideal reference book to students, researchers and teachers of Indian Writing in English. ..more


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Feminism in Contemporary Indian Women Writers
M. F. Patel
Feminism recognizes the inadequacy of male-created ideologies and struggles for the spiritual, economic social and racial equality of women. Feminism in Contemporary Indian Women Writers is a latest attempt ot explore and criticise the Indian Women Writers. The anthology covers a unique collection of twenty five scholarly papers from eminent scholars of India. The Indian Women Writers analysed in this anthology are: Anita Desai, Manju Kapur, Shashi Deshpande, Shobha De, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kamala Markandaya, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Arundhati Roy, Radhika Jha and Nayantara Sahgal. On the whole the anthology covers a fairy comprehensive ground. It is hoped that the anthology will be of great help to the students, reserachers and scholars of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Indian Women Writers. ..more


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English Poetry in India : A Secular Viewpoint
P. C. K. PremD. C. Chambial
The present anthology of critical essays on English poets in India, old and new, is an attempt to present critical essays from the Pre-Independence poets, like Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Toru Dutt –the prodigy poet who died young; via Post-Independence poets like Ruskin Bond, Kamala Das, Shiv K. Kumar and O.P. Bhatnagar to contemporary poets who came to the scene in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century and thereafter. Among this category the poets included are IK Sharma, RK Singh, Maha Nand Sharma, Niranjan Mohanty, Pasupati Jha, and R. C. Shukla besides the poets who deserve critical appraisal like Mahendra Bhatnagar, Nar Deo Sharma, KB Rai and Suman Sachar. The article on the poetry of Himachal Pradesh is an eagle eye survey of the English poetry being written there. ..more


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Booker Prize Winner Indian English Novels : A Kaleidoscopic Study
A. M. NawaleV. Bite
Booker Prize Winner Indian English Novels: A Kaleidoscopic Study celebrates the laurels achieved by Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children - 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of Small Things – 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss – 2006) and Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger – 2008). These four novelists created an impact in the global scenario, thereby adding accolades to the literary output of India. The present volume, edited by Dr. Arvind Nawale and Dr. Vishwanath Bite brings together the critical and the thematic issues addressed in the aforesaid literary works. Each novel launches a new perspective to the concerns addressed. The critical essays have been precisely chosen so that readers can figure out the various segments associated with a particular novel. The milieu and the circumstances projected in the respective novel have been assessed in the light of critical theories and insights. This book will certainly be acclaimed and eventually shower esteem and admiration on the four Booker Prize Indian novelists. ..more


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Critical Interactions : Reading 20th Century Literary Texts
R. P. Rama
This publication focuses on the reading of important twentieth century texts in drama, poetry, fiction and criticism. The texts come from English, American, Australian and Indian literatures and are constantly read and discussed in the university circles today. Wallace Steven’s Notes towards a Supreme Fiction, Paul Valery’s Dialogues, Patrick White’s Voss, Conard’s Heart of Darkness, Judith Wright’s The Generations of Men and The Cry for the Dead, James Joyce’s Exiles, Ibsen’s When We Dead Awaken, Nissim Ezakiel’s poems, Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana, E.M. Forester’s A Passage to India, Northrop Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism and Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence are the texts chosen for reading. In India today we are experiencing a broadening of horizons. The reading and interpretation of literature in the English language has made an important contribution to the way we think and feel about the modern world. Alongwith the textual consciousness the essays transmit some of the joy and freedom of reading. A wide awareness of the modes of thought and imagination and the questions that we put about the way these modes find shape in language is a part of the intellectual adventure in our time. A serious reader of literature will see the academic discipline and search for new theoretical strategies in the work published here. ..more


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A Slinging Bag and Other Stories
P. C. K. Prem
Each of the stories in this collection is a mirror of life, a little masterpiece of meaning and mesmerizing perfection. These stories are captivating with baffling variety that capture, the inner and the outer world realistically; and ingeniously explore a stimulating array of themes and situations. There is simplicity and sophistication. It is about the people and the country. In the wider context, the stories provide glimpses of Indian ethods and contemporary wisdom, which go back to ancient roots. Basically stories of human relationship, its agonies nd challenges, these extend subtly to reflect Indian life of not only ordinary men but those sitting at the flring line where decisions appear feasible. Emotions, thoughts and earthly existence reveal the real location of man, of what he thinks of life and the world. ..more


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Perspectives on Twenty First Century Literary Criticism
T.S.Chandra Mouli
Indian literature in general and Indian English Literature in particular have been casting a magic spell on all lovers of creative work. Post-Independence literatures have established an identity of their own in all nations liberated from foreign yoke. New voices, fresh aspirations, invigorating socio-cultural concerns have extended to the creative process a rare grandeur and unique stature. Voice of the suppressed seems to be the most vocal in demanding redress of genuine grievances. Human relationships as always draw attention unconditionally. This book carries fourteen research papers on various aspects of Indian English literature and on works about India, besides four interviews with eminent men of erudition delineating several concepts and contexts as regards Indian English Literature. ‘Afterword’ is intended to throw light on the prevailing scenario. It is fervently hoped that this book gets the patronage of the discerning readers. ..more


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D.H. Lawrence : Man and Artist
Kalpana Purohit
This book is an effort to trace biographical sketch of D.H. Lawrence; it’s influence on his Short Stories and Novels. The exploration of his characters’ world makes an interesting study; especially the focus is on women characters that are employed to emphasize modern feminist views.There is a discussion on ‘Symbolism and Imagery’ used by Lawrence to reveal his characters and subject matter. The art of narration has been a great forte of D.H. Lawrence. An analysis of this is a rewarding experience. Besides, the focus of the writer has been on Lawrence’s doctrine. His views on different concepts like love, relationships, sex education etc., have been dealt extensively.This book provides an insight to Lawrence as a Man and Artist. ..more


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Post-Modern Indian Women Novelists in English
M. F. Patel
Post-modern Indian Women Novelists in English is a latest attempt to explore and criticise the Indian Post-modern Women Writers. The anthology covers a unique collection of scholarly papers from eminent scholars of India. The Indian Post-modern Women Writers analysed in this anthology are: Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Arundhati Roy, Shashi Deshpande, Gita Mehta, Gita Hariharan, Manju Kapur, Shobha De, Rama Mehta and Bharati Mukherjee. On the whole the anthology covers a fairy comprehensive ground. It is hoped that the anthology will be of great help to the students, researchers and scholars of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Indian Women Novelists. ..more


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Non-Verbal Communication
M. Sinha
Communication is an integral part of our life. About 78 % of communication is non verbal. Only a small percentage comes from the actual words you say. The majority of our feelings and intentions are sent through nonverbal communication. Wordless messages or kinesics are the way we communicate by sending and receiving signals using body language, gestures, postures, proximity, haptics, and facial expressions. Your walking, standing and sitting says a lot about you. Your postures and other body language can give you away, so to speak. They speak volume, even if you don’t move an inch, standing with your arms crossing or sitting down with leg crossing. Gestures are the use of movements or signals to convey a message to another person. Proxemics is the physical distance between two people which can be correlated to the relationship they share be it personal or social. Haptics is the study of touching in nonverbal communication. When we say touching, we mean handshakes, holding hands, shoulder patting, kissing, “high-five”, brushing arm, gentle squeeze of hands or arms, brushing hair with one’s fingers, etc.Facial expressions are another form of nonverbal communication. It could be a cheerful smile, a silly grin or a frown. The book provides a valuable guidance to any individual who is keen or wants to know about non verbal communication. ..more


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English Grammar and Composition
Vikrant Sehgal
English Grammar and Composition by Vikrant Sehgal is a complete, comprehensive and practical book. It has been innovatively designed to address the requirements of beginners, average and advanced learners for the solution of their problems. The rules of grammar discussed in detail have been supplemented in tabular form. Exercises have been carefully planned and graded for different levels of students: simple ones for beginners, slightly tough for the intermediate and brainstorming for advanced learners. The book deals with simpler but fundamental topics like tenses, voices, narration, articles etc. and the most frequented grammatical mistakes made by foreign students of English. Emphasis is also laid on building up of word power of students by teaching them phrasal verbs, idioms and phrases. It aims at enhancing students’ understanding, capability and command over different facets of grammar and composition through discussion of common errors involving intricate grammatical structures and advanced vocabulary. Paragraph, Essay and Letter Writing hone their ability to write better English. The genesis of the book is well researched and based on author’s interactive teaching of U.G. and P.G. students. Drill exercises annexed with solutions take the students closer to the cherished goal of glorious success. ..more


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An Introduction to English Phonetics and Linguistics
Vikrant Sehgal
English Phonetics and Linguistics aims at the readers with the basic principles and concepts of the subject. Linguistics has, over the past few decades, grown into a multidimensional discipline interacting with such diverse areas of study as psychology, sociology, anthropology, palaeography, history, information science and so on. Much insight and knowledge about men’s linguistic behaviour have been gained recently through this interaction. However, the fact remains that before all else, one must be equipped thoroughly with the fundamentals of the subject without which it would be futile and suppress to venture into the complexities of communicational behaviour of man. This book seeks to introduce to the students the general elements of the subject in a lucid and easily comprehensible style. Beginning with the general discussion about the nature of language and communication, organs of speech and growth of phonetics, it goes on to describe the basic building block of speech, phonemes and morphemes, their organization and into system of various levels, syntax and syntactical processes, form-classes and constructional patterns. As a section on historical comparative linguistics discusses the immensely interesting journey of a language through evolutionary stages, grouping of different languages into families on the basis of “genetics affinities” and changes that occur in a language over the years. ..more


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English Language Usage and ELT
Vikrant Sehgal
English Language Usage and ELT surveys the major approaches and methods in language usage and teaching. It surveys the major approaches and methods in language teaching, such as grammar translation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach. The text examines each approach and method in terms of its theory of language and language learning, goals, syllabus, teaching activities, teacher and learner roles, materials, and classroom techniques. In addition to the approaches and methods covered, this book also includes new chapters on topics such as whole language, Major Theoretical terms, Semantics and semiotics, multiple intelligences, competency-based language teaching, cooperative language learning, content-based instruction, task-based language teaching, and the Post-Methods Era. Teachers and teachers-in-training will discover that this book is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the major and minor teaching methods used around the world. The book seeks not only to clarify the assumptions behind English Language usage and teaching and their similarities and differences, but also to help teachers and students to explore their own beliefs and practices in language teaching. ..more


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Encounters: Selected Indian and Australian Short Stories
A. Janki RamBruce Bennett
This anthology is the first of its kind to bring together in a single volume short stories of contemporary writers of India, Australia and overseas Indian living in Fiji, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA.The book is likely to be great interest to the general readers. ..more


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Harold Pinters Screenplays
S. Asha
This study presents a reading of Harold Pinter’s contribution to the emerging genre of the screenplay.Harold Pinter more than any other writer has contributed to this film-based genre. His screenplays find their source in great works of fiction. A More responsive approach has been possible in analysing these screenplays as a variation of the original in form as well as in theme rather than considers them in relation to the fidelity to the source. Pinter’s screenplays are highly experimental. They almost become an analogue of the original. The study ultimately establishes that the screenplay can be read, interpreted and assessed as a literary text. ..more


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Major Plays of Barry and Behrman : A Comparative Study
B. D. Joshi
The present book is a comparative study of the most prominent themes in the major plays of Philip Barry and S.N.Behrman, two modern American playwrights who began their dramatic careers in the nineteen twenties. Contemporaries of Eugene O’Neill, Elmer Rice, Robert Sherwood and several others, Barry and Behrman had a successful and rewarding dramatic career for over three decades and during this period they were able to make their mark in the modern American theatre as the best known high comedy writers of the present century. The book attempts to make a comparative analysis of their handling of the important comic themes of love, marriage and personal fulfillment, their response to the pressing problems of their times, their involvement with their personal identities as men and artists and their approach to Freudian psychology. The book particularly emphasizes Barry’s questing spirit and semi-philosophical interests as contrasted to Behrman’s socio-economic pursuits and his artistic dilemma of commitment to the contemporary issues. The book will be useful to students of modern American drama as well as to scholars and researchers working in the field. ..more


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The Novels of Randolph Stow : A Critical Study
Nidhi Bhagat
This present book has special value in its author’s thoughtful and perceptive analysis of ways in which character and place are ‘reconstituted’ by mythic and poetic means in Randolph Stow’s novels. Nidhi Bhagat’s readings of Stow’s nine novels are characterised by a continuing interest in the author’s representations of Australian landscape and life. In her chapter on Stow’s fourth novel, Tourmaline, for example, Ms Bhagat demonstrates that the outback town of Tourmaline in the Western Australian desert is represented as a spiritual landscape’. In her excellent summing-up of the effects of Tourmaline, she comments on the novel’s unique mix of ideology and description: 'More than a philosophical novel about Christianity…(Tourmaline) is the most imaginative and so far the most sustained celebration of the “Loved Land” of Australia’. ..more


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Indian Women Novelists : Critical Discourses
M. F. Patel
Today Indian English literature is an endeavour of showcasing the rare gems of Indian writing in English. From being a curious native explosion, Indian English has become a new form of Indian culture, and voice in which India speaks. Not only are the works of Indian writers writing in English soaring on the best-sellers list, they are also receiving a great deal of critical acclaim from Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, Arundhati Roy… the parade of fine Indian women writers is long and lengthening. Here, you can explore the interesting history of Indian writing in English, and also experience its various facets, as expressed by Indian women Novelists. Indian Women Novelists: Critical Discourses is a latest attempt to explore and criticise the major Indian Women Novelists. The book covers a unique collection of thirty scholarly papers from eminent scholars of India. The major Indian Women Novelists analysed in this book are: Arundhati Roy, Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Jhumpa Lahiri, Bharati Mukherjee, Manju Kapur and Shobha De. It is hoped that the book will be of great help to the students, researchers and teachers of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Indian English literature. ..more


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Modern Fiction and Criticism
R. Prakash
The works of James Joyce, T.S Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence and Hemingway have been fully absorbed in the academic circles and form an important part of English Literature syllabi in universities and colleges. Critics have paid a lot of attention to these writers and written extensively about their stylistic innovations, their narrative strategies, their bold appropriation of the hitherto unexplored areas of human relationships and experience, their brave attempt to create art in a hostile environment. Great as their achievements are, some questions can still be asked. Apart from examining some of the important texts of modernism, the book also provides an overview of the intellectual and politico-cultural climate of the first half of the twentieth century. The book is likely to be of interest to the teachers, scholars and students of Modern English Literature. ..more


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Critical Studies on Indian English Literature, in 3 Vols.
M. F. Patel
Indian English literature is very resonant and elegant literature among regional literatures in India and among other literatures around the globe. The rapid growth of this literature is amazingly wonderful. Some literary legends and all time great writers like R.N. Tagore. R.K. Narayan, M.R. Anand, Raja Rao, Anita Desai etc. are prettiest feathers in the cap of Indo-Anglian literature. This progress has been a saga of a colourful procession in the field of fiction, poetry and drama. In this critical anthology several scholars have tried to explore and detect this odyssey of Indian English literature. There are a good number of articles in the present anthology contributed by writers from different walks of life-professors, lecturers, poets, critics, and research scholars etc. Some of the writers analysed are Mulk Raj Anand, Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad, Arun Joshi, Jayanta Mahapatra, Kamla Das, Shashi Deshpande, Namita Gokhale, Bharati Mukherjee, Taslima Nasrin, Kiran Desai, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai and D.C. Chambial. It is hoped that the book will be of great help to the students, researchers and teachers of English literature and will even appeal to those interested in Indian English literature. ..more


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Mulk Raj Anand: His Vision and Work
R. V. Singh
This book studies in depth and detail of Mulk Raj Anand’s all major novels which are truly representative of his creative, artistic and literary genius. Mulk Raj Anand enjoyed his childhood in the idyllic world. Later on he came in touch with the urban atmosphere. He enjoyed most of his years of life in cities but his nostalgic past always remained in his mind. That is reflected in most of his novels. He combined in his fictional work his vision of the rural world with that of the urban world. We find in him Henry Fielding and Charles Dickens rolled into one as it were, encompassing the rural and urban conditions. But at heart, he is like Rousseau, pleading for return to the naturalness of nature, simplicity and innocence of the countryside contrasted with the stiffness and callousness of the city. Undoubtedly, the book makes an interesting and meaningful reading. It keeps the reader thrilled by the new vision of life in to the works of Anand and offers fresh interpretations. It will certainly be very useful to the teachers, researchers and students of Indian writing in English, particularly those having keen interest in the fictional world of Mulk Raj Anand in broad perspective. ..more


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The Religious Poetry of W.H. Auden
M.S. Pandey
W.H.Auden is the greatest poet of the post-Eliot era whose poetic oeuvre encompasses multiple facets of his creative personality. He outgrew the social preoccupation of his early years when the Second World War broke out and turned towards a relentless search for perennial values. This shift is perspective from ‘eros’ to ‘agape’ gave a religious dimension to his poetry which has not received the critical attention it deserves. Here Auden’s religious poetry from New Year letter to thank you, fog, has been critically examined and juxtaposed besides Eliot’s and Hopkin’s. The author has ingeniously demonstrated that the poet’s religious preoccupations didn’t mean any radical change in his ideology. The stylistic virtuosity as reflected in the longer poems of Auden has been evaluated in its thematic and structural contexts. Here one will find all that should be indispensably consulted on this aspect of Auden’s poetic personality. ..more


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T.S. Eliot : Mystic, Poet and Critic
Poduri Dattatreya
The works of T.S. Eliot are a curious blend of romance, metaphysics, philosophy and mysticism. Through his literary output, he became really influential as a critic and poet and in his combination of literary and social criticism may be called the M. Arnold of the 20th century. However, Eliot described himself as “classical in literature, royalist in politics and Anglo Catholic in religion.” That his popularity was great and his eminence as a poet and critic widely accepted in indicated by the honours heaped on him. Among them were the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Order of Merit in 1948. This book is an attempt to selectively review the many achievements of T.S. Eliot and place them in a framework of expression -an expression that reveals one more aspect of this multi-faceted genius. Literary critics and those interested in reading literary criticism will surely find it absorbing in the sense that it reveals T.S.Eliot to be much more than what he thought of himself and also much more than what the literary world of his times thought of him. ..more


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Essentials of Teaching English Grammar
R. K. Mukherjee
The growing importance of the English language all over the world and in all spheres of human activity is self-evident, especially in the context of the rapid expansion and development in information technology and in globalization. China, for example, has imported a large number of teachers from England to teach their students English. In India, many States too have realized the importance of English and have begun teaching it from the first class itself. The book explains how to teach grammar in a manner so that students not only learn it properly but are also able to use the language correctly in speech as well as writing. Teaching how to speak and write English is fairly easy, but teaching to use the language correctly and with perfectness requires special skill on the part of teachers. The chapters in this book have been specially designed to help teachers develop that skill: • English: Changes over Time • Studying the Parts of Speech • Simple Sentences Analysed • Differences in Nouns • Differences in Adjectives • Pronouns: Personal and Possessive • Adjectives and Related Nouns and Pronouns • Grouping of Adverbs • The Importance of Conjunctions • The Preposition: Both Qualifier and Modifier • Various Types of Verbs • Case and Syntax • The Subject in a Sentence • Compound and Complex Sentences This book will be useful for teachers, educationists and students who wish to teach and learn correct English ..more


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Innovative Techniques for Communicative English
Yashwant Sharma
In the emerging globalized world to transmit thoughts and ideas from one person to another, it is essential to acquire a good command over the communicative skills in English, a ‘global language’. The recent methods of second language learning are learner-friendly and advocate for learners autonomy. Their aim is to enhance social skills—what to say, how to say, when to say and where to say so as to satisfy one’s day-to-day needs and even for that matter larger needs of academic and professional fields. Dr. Sharma has carried out intensive research to find out not only the needs but also design a syllabus for the students of rural and semi-urban areas in an attempt to make them fluent speakers of English. On the basis of insights, thus gained, he has prepared a package of innovative materials, which will surely prove useful in developing their communicative skills. His innovative academic venture will, undoubtedly, bridge the gap between the theory and the practice. This book will cater to the needs of teachers, students as well as persons engaged in various vocations, eager to master communicative skills in ‘World Language’. ..more


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Editing : A Handbook For Journalists
Jai Deo Sharma
This book is designed for students and others entering journalism and for those already in the profession and keen to improve their technical skills. It will also be helpful for those employed in the public relations profession either in consultancies or as in-house practitioners – in fact, for all those earning their living by their writing skills. It deals with the printed word: for messages to be properly communicated and understood and stresses the importance of clarity and style. While readers will benefit from reading this book from cover to cover, some will doubtless wish to dip into individual chapters as needs dictate. Editing skills in all their aspects are discussed thoroughly and explains what editors should look for in new stories, how to change it into a well-written news story, and how best to present it to the reader of the newspaper or magazine. The technicalities of presentation are covered in detail. Also covered are the essential requirements for handling headlines and captions, as well as the basics of journalistic writing, or journalese, and the need for concise language coupled with the readability of the printed word. The chapters will provide practitioners with a useful reference source for their day-to-day work. Efforts have been made to ensure that the latest information on the subject has been provided. Thus, teachers of journalism will also find this book ost useful. ..more


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Professional Communication Skills
D. K. Pachauri
As the field of communication continues to gain respect and credibility among members of related social science disciplines, it becomes important that the assembly of new communication knowledge reflects the confluent treatment of both current research practices and theoretical foundations. It is only through the advancement of theory that a discipline can maintain vigour, sustenance, and vitality. The communication discipline has made great strides in the last few years in producing new and exciting theories on which to base new communication research efforts. The present book is and attempt to provide information on communication skills, verbal and non verbal communication, communication theories and research and some other related topics. In today’s time success not merely-depends on good communication skill, but some other areas are equally important. Theses include ability of good technical writing, report writing, good presentation skills especially during interviews and a lot of other things. The book offers many important key concepts essentials for global business successes. ..more


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Teaching English as a Foreign Language
A. K. Banerjee
English is gaining importance day by day and without proficiency in this language it would be difficult to progress in the world of globalization and information technology. That bookish knowledge will not be sufficient was proved by the recent decision of the United States government to test people trying for visas for entry into the USA for their proficiency in spoken English. This is a clear indication that the available mass of English Knowing persons is not enough to meet the growing international and national demand and that more teachers would be require to teach English well and with efficiency. It is for such teachers that this book has been designed. It explains the various techniques of teaching English to students whose mother tongue is some other language, and for whom, for all practical purposes, English is a foreign language. This requires special skills and procedures and this book explains it all through its chapters which include: • Reading Foreign Languages • Writing Foreign Languages • Testing the Student • The Place of Culture in Language Study • New Technologies in Language Teaching • The ‘When’ and ‘How’ of Language Learning • Bibliography All those associated with the teaching of English at any level, primary, secondary, high school, graduate or post-graduate, and also those responsible for administering education will find this book of invaluable help in not only developing their own professional standards to a high level but also produce students whose knowledge of English will be an asset in their search for stability and livelihood. ..more


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Modern Teaching Strategies
S. B.Prasad
For the teacher who is conscientious about his or her work, and who wonders whether the knowledge that is being imparted is actually being absorbed by the students or merely forming part of their memory, there is always a nagging fear that somehow or the other there is a failure in producing good and intelligent future citizens who can later take up their rightful place in society and help make it greater. For such teachers, one source of constant worry is whether the training they have been subjected to and what they are putting into practice in the classroom is really worth the effort or not. This book not only analyses the fundamental problems associated with teaching but also provides answers and solutions. To this end, the chapters have been carefully chosen and integrated. They begin with an Introduction and move on to The Practice of Teaching; Techniques of Classroom Management; Classroom Experience as Socialisation; The Dynamic Aspect of School Studies; Manual Activities in Education; The Method of Acquiring Adaptive Activities; The Method of Acquiring Imitative Activities; and Development of Coordinated Activities. Thus, they are all comprehensive and cover the subject in all its aspects. Teachers, future teachers, school administrators, education researchers and all those connected with education in some way or the other will find this book useful to not only get an overall view of modern teaching strategies, but also help them to improve their own skills and abilities. ..more


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Effective Teaching Techniques
D.N. Dasgupta
To be a successful teacher, one has to develop an unusual combination of skills. Some teachers have them and some do not have them. In many cases, the teachers who have these special skills do not know how to use them correctly. They are unable to create intellectual excitement and promote achievement in their students. In many cases, students desiring to express their creativity, to tackle learning in earnest, are put off by mediocre or dull teachers. This book has been written with a specific aim: to help teachers improve their teaching skills and consequently become good teachers and stimulate work of good quality and motivate students to learn to their fullest potential. The chapters have been deliberately arranged to help teachers with skills and also those with less than adequate skills to improve and those already in the midrange to attain excellence. They include: What Constitutes Masterful Teaching; Teaching: A Complete Experience; Teaching Responsively; Understanding Classroom Dynamics; Effective Teaching Skills and Style; Adjusting Teaching to the Rhythms of Learning; Understanding the Tensions and Emotions of Learning; Lecturing Creatively; Use of Discussion Method for Teaching; Using Simulations and Role Playing; and Giving Helpful Evaluations. It will be useful for teachers of all subjects and at all levels. ..more


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Golden Quotations
Upendra KaushikR. K. Sharma
Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England who guided his country to victory during the second world war and who established himself as a writer and thinker in his own right was the first to write : It is a good thing for an educated man to read books of quotations. He realised that distilled knowledge was the essence of all learning.
It is with this aim that this book has been compiled. Every effort has been made to ensure that each and every quotation is of use to the reader in some way or the other. Every Quotation will help aperson to change his life for the better, enlarge his vision of mankind and add a few more nuggets of information in his thinking process. ..more


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Practice Teaching
D. N. Dasgupta
Practice Teaching is meant to help teachers gain knowledge of the rudiments of the profession and the various tools and aids which make for a successful transfer of knowledge from the teacher to the taught. The author has kept in mind that new entrants to the teaching vocation are themselves beginners in the learning process. This book attempts to take them through this process so that they can effectively pass it on to their students. The pressure on school teaching has become tremendous over the generations. A host of new subjects has been introduced while ‘real’ learning time has not increased proportionately. Today’s child needs more attention, sometimes on an individual basis, than he did three or four decades ago. This book is intended to help the teacher understand and deal with this pressure. ..more


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English Language Teaching & Learning : Problems & Remedies
Adi Ramesh Babu
English is the most prominent language on the face of the globe and therefore English Language Teaching (ELT) is gaining a great popularity and significant place in academies all over the world. Accordingly modernization of teaching methods and theories are making it inevitable to furnish English language classroom with modern inventions of technological aids. The book gives an up-to-date overview of ELT and introduces language methods, concepts, theories and language acquisition research with wide examples. It is a conjunction of a variety of research minds that brought their innovative and creative thoughts together on sole subject English language teaching and learning. It also offers a comprehensive introduction to English language teaching, problems while teaching and learning English, the role of English teachers and non-native speakers in the teaching of English and learning, special needs in developing language skills, role of language skills and folk literature in learning language. The stream of research forwards touching on the usage of technology in ELT, development of speaking spirit and communicative competence in vernacular background students, local culture in the target language classrooms and the role of social media and so on. Chapters included in this book covers different topics such as use of technology and the role of newspapers and literature in ELT, communication skills, personality development courses, English language teaching methods and teaching techniques. It views with a critical eye the teaching methods, problems of ELT in rural India including suggestions and brings forth a few strategies in teaching and learning English that are not known so far. Teachers and researchers can find this anthology on ELT extremely useful in pointing out remedies of English Language Teaching. The unique nature of this work contents will interest professionals in applied linguistics and in ELT also.  ..more


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Effective Communication Skills
M. Sinha
This book expresses various dynamics of business communication. Following a reader friendly approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and principles of communication relevant to students and highlights its formats and modalities in current use. All relevant dimensions of communication from learner's perspective, find lucid coverage here. Topics of this book as prescribed for the students of Engineering, Business Management and other professional courses of various universities are duly covered. This book will be useful to the students of B.Tech and MBA. Various guidelines, hints and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for technical communication. I added contents on communication technology and its role in business communication. Besides, the text provides a valuable guidance to any individual who is keen or wants to improve his communication skills. We have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students' developing and understanding of the way we communicate. Our goal is to produce the most complete and usable book in the market. This volume has been written in a simple language and easy to understand style. Thus, the entire book is intended to give a comprehensive yet quick grasp of communication skills. ..more


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Innovative Tools for Skill Development in English
Ashok K. Saini
Innovative Tools for Skill Development in English is a volume addressing a variety of issues concerning application of innovative technologies in English. The world-wide demand for English has created an enormous demand for quality language teaching, language teaching materials and resources. Innovative Tools, ICTs, Mass media sources, TV, Newspaper, Radio, Internet, and use of computers are being widely used in English courses for skill development these days. Using mass media sources in the classroom is a way of improving students’ knowledge and tends to motivate them to pay attention to English study. As innovative technologies combined with modern teaching pedagogies, make the learning process more interesting and enjoyable. We discuss the challenges and issues to be faced in dealing with innovative tools for skill development in English in present education as a catalyst for renovation and modernization. As academic institutions worldwide are in the process of innovative technologies to be included in their teaching pedagogy, this learning process will provide the learner more access to information and digital technology resources. Hence this book contemplates on Innovative Tools for Skill Development in English. It has ascetic topics drawn from research scholars spread out both in and outside India. The book, it is expected, will indeed find a warm welcome in the hands of the connoisseur of innovative technologies and skill development in English Language Teaching in cyber age. ..more


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Margaret Atwood's Fiction: A Study of Inner Conflict in Female Protagonists
Vijeta Gautam
This book explores five novels of Margaret Atwood namely The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man and Bodily Harm. Her novels deal with women’s experience in a male-dominated culture and portray women snaffled in tyrannical conventional images from which some women fight to make a place for themselves. This may be put into effect through self-direction of thought, through self-definition and self-reconstruction of one’s own history, through bonding with society and through a refusal to the role of subjugation. This study comprises of seven chapters and concentrates on the behavioural changes of the protagonists and their struggle to find the real meaning of the existence. Her protagonists are impelled by intra-psychic and inter personal conflicts and are haunted with some kind of fear which leads them either to hide their identity or to adopt double identity so as to elude reality. All of them are self-alienated but have an evolutionary constructive force which inspires them to strive for self-realisation. To analyse women in their socio-cultural context and their psychological problems, psychoanalytic social theory becomes an essential tool. It also helps to delve deeper and to understand more about their behavioural and psychological changes. With the help of this theory an individual can grow towards self-realisation. Margaret Atwood’s protagonists achieve successful metamorphosis of their personality through right perception towards life and they become strong, resolved and are ready for the self-actualisation. This book is extremely useful for the teachers, students and research scholars who are interested in Canadian Literature, Women Studies and Literary Criticism. ..more


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Enhanching Communication Skills : Theory and Tasks
Yashwant Sharma
Teaching English in the global scenario is a challenging task as the needs of the youngsters who wish to pursue higher studies and get coveted jobs are not confined merely to acquire mastery over structures of English language but they yearn for learning use of English to perform several communicative functions. For acquiring a good command over English, role of methods and materials of teaching English is pivotal. However, one cannot rely on a particular method as the over-dependence on one method or one book cannot produce desired results. This book aims to help a teacher of English as an initiator, motivator and facilitator to fulfill the growing communicative needs in English as it provides with the theoretical framework for preparing classroom tasks and discusses the paradigm shift from teaching to learning along with the set of tasks for ready use which are learner centered. While using these tasks in the classroom, teachers of English are expected to make necessary changes in accordance with the need and level of learners. This academic venture will surely bridge the gap between the theory and practice and cater to the needs of teachers and students of Communicative English.  ..more


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Methodology Of Teaching English: Tools, Techniques and Methods
Praveen M. Jain
Teaching of English as a second language in India has assumed an important place. Each and every person should have the knowledge of English because of its versatility. Now, English is one of the most widely used International language. How can a student be perfect in English? How can a teacher be perfect teacher? How can a teacher create proper atmosphere for teaching? What are the objectives of teaching English at different level? What are the necessary things which the teachers have to be familiar? What are the psychological factors which affect the teaching learning process in the classroom? What professional and academic qualities should have the teacher so that he could be an excellent and perfect guide and teacher? The book includes the answer of all these arguments which arise in the mind. The book introduces some of the main areas just like- Psychology of language leaning, objectives of teaching English, concept of LSRW, Competencies of teachers, teaching methods and Approaches, Composition writing, Evaluation concept, Teaching of prose and poetry, utility of inductive deductive concept etc. that students and teachers of English in India understand in order to follow a scientific approach. The book will act as a guide for the teachers to give proper direction in the field of teaching learning process. The book will also be helpful for the B.Ed. trainees who are taking training in the Education Colleges. The book will make them familiar with the entire concept regarding teaching and learning so that they could be a good instructor, director and teachers. The book is presented in simple and unique style so that students could understand easily and utilize the concept of teaching learning in their behavioural life properly.  ..more


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How To Teach English Using CLT and TLT
Praveen M. Jain
This book discusses the procedures and strategies adopted for conducting the teaching with the students that how the students can be taught through communicative language teaching and traditional language teaching in English. The primary purpose of the book is to develop learner’s writing and spoken competence in English in social context and compare the efficacy of two teaching approaches in developing writing and spoken competence in the learners. The book introduces the CLT ant TLT approaches which have their unique features. If the teacher uses both approaches properly, the appropriateness, accuracy and fluency can be developed in spoken and written English language. The book also helps the teachers to construct the question paper including accuracy and appropriacy related questions. We know that child can learn through visual information. In this book CTCC (Comprehensive Test of Communicative Competency) has also been constructed which will be too useful for English teachers. Organising dialogues activity, teacher can read well atmosphere of English in classroom learning. This activity can develop the fluency in speaking and writing in English. Thus the book will be of immense help to all English teachers as well as students of English Language.  ..more


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Body Language and Presentation Skills
Mausam Sinha
The book deals with two sections—Body Language & Presentation Skills in detailed manner. The book is based on my experience of teaching body language and presentation skills to the students and professionals and my practical experience as casual presenter with All India Radio, Rampur. I strongly believe that the book will serve the purpose for which it has been laid out. The book contains various examples, practical hints and guidelines and is self-contained. The book covers a wide range of topics like History of body language, Body language in different cultures, Guidelines for perfect body language, Basics of presentation skills, Audience Analysis, Locale, Introductions & Closings, Movements & Appearances, Visual Aids is Presentation etc. ..more


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Romantic Poets of Eighteenth Century
V. Sehgal
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Victorian Poets of Nineteenth Century
V. SehgalS. Sehgal
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